Transaid raises £45,000 on 15th anniversary

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Transaid’s 15th anniversary cycle in Uganda has raised £45,000, which will go towards improving access to basic service for people throughout Africa.

The five-day ride was the last of three physical challenged organised by the charity this year, following a trek up Mount Snowdon, and another cycle, from London to Amsterdam.

It saw industry professionals cycle 430km across the country, taking part in activities, such as spending an hour with wild chimpanzees, and visiting locations including the Murchison Falls.

Members of staff from Cidrew, Lafarge Tarmac, Michelin, Pattonair, and The Forest Company all took part in the challenge.

Transaid’s event manager, Florence Bearman, who also completed the ride, said: “Not only did the challengers get to explore the beautiful African landscape but they all got to see first-hand where the money raised through events like this go, showing what a difference Transaid makes to people’s lives.”

Chief executive, Gary Foster, added: “Transaid’s calendar has been packed full of events to help us celebrate our 15th anniversary year and raise as much money as possible to help keep our projects running.

“We’re incredibly grateful to all our challengers and although the road was tough at some points, all riders successfully reached the finish line and found the trip incredibly rewarding.”

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